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Endless ways to stay warm all year round with Chloe’s grid cocoon cardigan / cape / coat and cloak all-in-one. It has been my favourite splurge this year and it’s versatility makes it a great investment piece for those waiting for something worthy of parting from their hard-earned savings. Christmas treat anyone?

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We’re all guilty of making new year’s resolutions and not keeping them, right?

I make my resolutions every year, but when it comes down to doing committing to the cause, I never actually make an attempt until 6 months later, I just don’t ever feel like doing it until then.

There’s something about summer that motivates you to be healthy and achieve your goals, perhaps the reasons are a multiple, collective mix of everything. There’s an energy in the air during the summer, marathons taking place within the city, longer days, an impeccable skin miracle also known as a tan, happy people outside with a spring in their step and is it just me or does the salad even appear far more enticing and wondrously vivid under the sun?

We should also hold our hands up and face facts: Rocket leaves don’t keep you warm during the winter months, carbs do.

So I made a conscious choice to start 2 months ago, I had 2 new year’s resolutions.

  • Eat more avocado
  • Make the conscious decision to choose the healthy alternative where possible.

So when I’m going down to the shops to buy sweets and I also see fruit on the shelf, I put the Haribo down and walk the apple to the till.

I’m introducing avocado to my diet because I have very dry skin and every time I go to a beauty counter they always say:

“You should eat more avocado”

I don’t love it enough to eat on it’s own so I have to think of creative ways to incorporate it into my meals which isn’t as easy to do as it sounds. Right now I’m adding it to smoothies, sandwich fillers and salads but if you have any other ideas/recipes please let me know in the comment box below.

I’m wearing a Celine wool vest from their AW15 collection, Marc by Marc Jacobs pants, Chloe boots and a Balenciaga wallet which I use as a clutch when I prefer to carry light.

 

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On this day, I tried a matcha latte for the first time in keeping with my promise to make healthy choices. My skin is improving, I feel good and I’m enjoying it so far.
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Today’s outfit: Textile textures and tailored lines | Kensington, London

Summer has finally arrived in London [better late than never], so Alfie and I spent the day in Kensington, West London.

We hadn’t planned to colour co-ordinate at all. I got these white trousers and waited so long for a day sunny enough to wear them.

I like how crisp and bright white looks under the sun. Bright summer colours like yellow and hot pink don’t suit me because I have olive skin so while many look forward to getting their brights out in the summer I stick to playing it safe with nudes and neutrals. White counts as a summery colour right?

I like to keep it as minimal as possible and working with neutrals allows me to do this. Plus I’m trying to scale down the amount of clothes I have in my closet in order to prevent it from exploding, by not buying seasonal colours or loud trends which are either likely to end up on Ebay next year or tagged and unworn in my crowded closet.

I got these sandals from Dune 3 months ago. They’re possibly the most comfortable pair of heels I own; with a low heel and suede insole and they are neutral enough to go with anything (which always helps to get me out of the door on time to be where I need to be).

The print bralet is currently in the sale and pairs well with culottes, full skirts and high waist pants, it was a steal at only £12 so it didn’t break the bank either.

Just as well, my sunglasses are Dior Soreal which I hear is pretty difficult to get hold of at the moment. I got lucky going to at the Harrods 10% off for Rewards Card members day and it just so happened that they got the stock in on the previous day.

We had lunch at Aubaine restaurant where we were able to sit outside. The staff were lovely and even gave Alfie a cute dog bowl of water so he felt included. I had the chilled soup, superfood salad and calamari dusted in chilli with aioli sauce. It took me so long to choose from their menu that I just ended up choosing a bit of everything.

All the links are below so you can shop today’s outfit. If you’d like to see more pictures of me out and about that don’t make the blog then check out my Instagram. It’s instagram.com/CherylLondon

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Topshop – Raffia Boucle Jacket

Topshop – Tailored White Pants

Dune – Grey Suede Sandals 

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10. Stella McCartneyFalabella

Hats off to Stella for ambitiously creating an eco-friendly and cruelty-free fashion empire, not only has it revolutionised the industry by creating sustainable and organic pieces without the use of leather but it has also empowered us by giving us the opportunity to appreciate fashion in a considerate way. The lining of the Falabella is made of recycled plastic bottles, that fact alone has earned this bag’s place in the top 10.
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9. Proenza SchoulerPS11

The sophisticated sister of the PS1 landed on the runway in 2010. It’s structured folds and silver hardware make it robust enough to dart alongside the working girl and serve its purpose in the city.

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8. Christian DiorLady Dior

Number 8 is the underrated and feminine Lady Dior. This dainty, neat, little package complements an A line dress perfectly for that graceful, Parisian look and transitions well from day to night.

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7. ValentinoRockstud Clutch

The ever-popular Rockstud clutch. I need a clutch but I’m constantly going back and forth and can’t decide between the Rockstud or the Falabella: what do you guys think?

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6. HermesHimalayan Birkin

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the most expensive Birkin bag to ever go on sale. This jaw-dropping rarity is made of Nilo crocodile with 18-karot white gold hardware and over 246 diamonds. It will set you back a cool £146,000 if you’re happy to live in a cardboard box with no food or drink for the rest of your life.

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5. Saint LaurentMonogramme Satchel

The Creative Director of Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, brought us the Monogramme Satchel. It’s flawless design is precisely the right balance between glam-rock and chic and as a result, looks great with any outfit.

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4. Louis VuittonLouise bag

Louis Vutton’s Louise gives Saint Laurent’s monogramme satchel a run for it’s money, but if I had to choose I’d pick Louise as I’m not a fan of the chain running along the top of the monogramme flap, when it’s that close a call – it’s all about the details!
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3. BalenciagaGiant City

Worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Sofia Vergara, Nicole Richie, Sarah Jessica Parker and The Olsen Twins, this bag has been papped more times than Suri Cruise.
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2. CelineLuggage Tote

You didn’t think I’d leave out the Celine Luggage Tote did you? A decade on and this highly coveted, well-loved bag is still going strong, the luggage tote hit the it-bag status as soon as it hit the scene and put Celine on the map generating a surge of visitors, a long waiting list and a high-demand for second-hand sellers.
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1. ChanelBoy Bag

My number #1 is by far the most photographed bag, the Chanel Boy. I have applauded and admired this bag in every colour and every texture and if I got my hands on one I would sit beside it, sleep beside it and eat beside it. My favourite range was released in Spring 2012, go ahead, google it and marvel at it – my favourite piece from their ‘exceptional range’ is the white boy bag embellished in red roses, stunningly unforgettable. Great work Karl!

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